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Student with Minimal Exposure to Hearing Peers

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 29, 2015

I have a student who does not talk with peers or adults, but uses gestures and crying to communicate. The child is able to hear, but lives with family members who are deaf. This student has had mini...   Read More


Can Classroom Teachers Collect Data for SLPs

Lara L. Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 22, 2015

Is it appropriate to allow classroom teachers to collect speech data independent of the SLP? Can an SLP rely on someone else’s data for the speech section of the IEP?   Read More


Primary Progressive Aphasia

Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 15, 2015

What is Primary Progressive Aphasia?   Read More


AAC Assessment with Nonverbal Children

Stephanie Meehan, MA, CCC-SLP

June 8, 2015

How do you do an AAC assessment with children who are nonverbal with little to no receptive-expressive language, decreased attention span, and decreased joint attention?   Read More


Selective Mutism and Anxiety

Aimee Kotrba, PhD

June 1, 2015

Is selective mutism related to anxiety?   Read More

Addressing Emotions and Beliefs in Therapy

William Evans, PhD, CCC-SLP

May 25, 2015

Should an SLP address a patient's emotions and beliefs during therapy or refer the client to an outside professional?   Read More


Medication for Childhood Anxiety

Aimee Kotrba, PhD

May 18, 2015

Is medication recommended for children with anxiety or just intervention strategies?   Read More

Measuring Quality of Life

Nancy Alarcon, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

May 11, 2015

What is Quality of Life (QOL) and how can it be measured?   Read More


Principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

May 4, 2015

What are the Principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy?   Read More


Dysphagia Symptoms in ALS

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

April 27, 2015

What dysphagia symptoms will a patient with ALS have?   Read More


Audiograms for Aided Hearing

Jane Madell, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

April 20, 2015

What should I do when I receive audiograms that do not provide any information about aided hearing?   Read More


Childhood Anxiety: When to Seek Professional Help

Aimee Kotrba, PhD

March 30, 2015

When is it time to refer a child with anxiety for professional help?   Read More

Playful Learning

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 23, 2015

What is playful learning?   Read More


ASHA Board of Ethics Response to Ethical Violations

Barbara Prakup, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 16, 2015

What levels of action can the ASHA Board of Ethics take in response to an ethical violation?   Read More


Core Words versus Fringe Vocabulary

Kristi Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP

March 9, 2015

What is the difference between core words and fringe vocabulary?   Read More


How to Trial Textures with Your Patients

Tiffani Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 2, 2015

Should a patient participate in a modified barium swallow study to trial a bolus with different textures?   Read More


When to Evaluate a Patient in a SNF

Rachel Wynn, MS, CCC-SLP

February 23, 2015

Does Medicare require that evaluations be medically necessary?   Read More


When to Include Parents in an Assessment

Adam Scheller, PhD

February 16, 2015

Should parents be included in a speech and language assessment with a child?   Read More


Cranial Nerves Responsible for Taste

Tiffani Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 9, 2015

What cranial nerves are responsible for taste?   Read More


Xerostomia Interventions

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 2, 2015

What are some interventions for patients with dry mouth?   Read More


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